Canada-Panama Free Trade Act

An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Panama, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Panama and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Panama

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

Sponsor

Peter Van Loan  Conservative

Status

Third reading (House), as of Feb. 7, 2011
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment implements the Free Trade Agreement and the related agreements on the environment and labour cooperation entered into between Canada and the Republic of Panama and done at Ottawa on May 13 and 14, 2010.

The general provisions of the enactment specify that no recourse may be taken on the basis of the provisions of Part 1 of the enactment or any order made under that Part, or the provisions of the Free Trade Agreement or the related agreements themselves, without the consent of the Attorney General of Canada.

Part 1 of the enactment approves the Free Trade Agreement and the related agreements and provides for the payment by Canada of its share of the expenditures associated with the operation of the institutional aspects of the agreements and the power of the Governor in Council to make orders for carrying out the provisions of the enactment.

Part 2 of the enactment amends existing laws in order to bring them into conformity with Canada’s obligations under the Free Trade Agreement and the related agreement on labour cooperation.

Part 3 of the enactment contains coordinating amendments and the coming into force provision.

Elsewhere

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Votes

Feb. 7, 2011 Passed That Bill C-46, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Panama, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Panama and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Panama, be concurred in at report stage.
Feb. 7, 2011 Failed That Bill C-46 be amended by deleting Clause 63.
Feb. 7, 2011 Failed That Bill C-46 be amended by deleting Clause 12.
Feb. 7, 2011 Failed That Bill C-46 be amended by deleting Clause 10.
Feb. 7, 2011 Failed That Bill C-46 be amended by deleting Clause 7.
Oct. 26, 2010 Passed That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade.
Oct. 26, 2010 Passed That this question be now put.
Oct. 20, 2010 Failed That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: “Bill C-46, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Panama, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Panama and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Panama, be not now read a second time but that it be read a second time this day six months hence.”.

International Trade Committee, on Nov. 3, 2010

  • David Plunkett, Chief Trade Negotiator, Bilateral and Regional, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Jean-Benoit Leblanc, Director, Trade Negotiations 2 Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Alain Castonguay, Senior Chief, Tax Treaties, Tax Policy Branch, Department of Finance
  • Pierre P. Bouchard, Director, Bilateral and Regional Labour Affairs, Department of Human Resources and Skills Development

International Trade Committee, on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Andrew Casey, Vice-President, Public Affairs and International Trade, Forest Products Association of Canada
  • Robert Blackburn, Senior Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin International, SNC-Lavalin Inc.
  • Martin Lavoie, Assistant Executive Director, Canada Pork International
  • Todd Tucker, Research Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
  • Richard Montroy, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Programs Branch, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Brian McCauley, Assistant Commissioner, Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch, Canada Revenue Agency

International Trade Committee, on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Jamie Kneen, Communications Coordinator, MiningWatch Canada
  • Donald-Fraser Clarke, General Manager, Clarke Educational Services
  • Joy Nott, President, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters
  • Carlo Dade, Executive Director, Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
  • Marina Connors, Researcher, Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)

International Trade Committee, on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Sam Boutziouvis, Vice-President, Economics and International Trade, Canadian Council of Chief Executives
  • Teresa Healy, Senior Researcher, Social and Economic Policy Department, Canadian Labour Congress

International Trade Committee, on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Francisco Carlo Escobar Pedreschi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Panama to Canada, Embassy of the Republic of Panama
  • Francisco Alvarez de Soto, Ambassador Chief Trade Negotiator, Deputy Minister, International Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Government of Panama
  • Brigitte Alepin, Writer, Expert on Fiscal Policy and Public Finance, As an Individual
  • Alain Deneault, Sociology Researcher, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Jean-Michel Laurin, Vice-President, Global Business Policy, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

International Trade Committee, on Dec. 8, 2010

  • Félix Wing Solís, Executive Director, Environmental Advocacy Center
  • Claude Vaillancourt, Co-President, Quebec Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens
  • Teresa Healy, Senior Researcher, Social and Economic Policy Department, Canadian Labour Congress

International Trade Committee, on Dec. 13, 2010